British racing driver Callum Ilott will make his NTT IndyCar Series race debut with Juncos Hollinger Racing when the series returns to race action for the Grand Prix of Portland next weekend at Portland International Raceway. The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One team reserve driver will test for the team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Speaking about the news, Ilott commented saying:
“I am pleased and excited to be announcing I will be racing with Juncos Hollinger Racing at Portland. “This will be my first time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and running in the United States, which will be a bit of a change from running on the European side. I am looking forward to working with the team during this first phase of their development and proud to be a part of this opportunity to build into their future embarkment. I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to take this opportunity and for Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger for bringing me on board the team.
Team owner Ricardo Juncos commented on the news saying:
“We are very excited to welcome Callum Ilott to the Juncos Hollinger Racing family. “Callum brings a lot of experience and incredible talent to the team. We are confident that he will transition well into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES when we get on track for our final test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course tomorrow before making our official debut together at Portland next week.”